The Misinformed

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  1. Time for a new thread.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Sure we had a few bullies in school and I mean a few. When bullies were guys, somehow the problem went away, without any school administration involvement. The most vicious bullying was the girls cliques. I observed the same at my stepson’s high school in the late 80’s. The girls were nasty. If you didnt dress right. If kids wore the same clothes at any time during the week. The ridicule.heaped on them. But at levels many times worse that when I was in school where generally we were to busy to worry about petty things. We also had discipline at school. You minded your p’s and q’s. Notes to the parents were dealt with seriously, not parents then suing the school for accusing their child of wrongdoing.

      But again I saw the difference at my stepsons school. They literally stopped trying to have discipline. They’d get sued.

      • thelonestarconnection says:

        Yes sir………………more than once I had “licks” administered for talking back or some rules infraction. Usually the Vice principal or one of the coaches.

        We dealt with bully’s after school off school property. But this was early 60’s….we have raised several generations of wimps.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Our meeting place was under the bridge. Funny thing was the bully rarely if ever showed up. They knew the gathering crowd was not on their side and looking to see the crap beat out of them. I think I commented about this before. When kung fu movies became popular in the 60’s there was a guy, a small wimpy guy, took karate. Got very good at it except his school was like Cobra Kai in the Karate Kid. Warped the SOB. One day after several incidents at school a guy named Chip Wolf went looking for him. Now Chip was a nice guy. Small and wirery and very fast. He played cornerback on the football team. Chip got in close where karate was of no use a d took the punk apart. The principle got on the intercom and layed out the scene. He publically thanked chip for solving a problem but unfortunately we have to suspend him for two weeks for fighting on school grounds. But WE NEVER SAW THE KARATE PUNK again.
          There is somebody always tougher our there.

          During a budget crisis in the LAUSD the school merged gym classes. The jocks always had separate classes. They were off season training. But that year they merged the regular students in but we didnt change our training and very rough games. There was one guy 245 6’3″ varsity tackle who was nor all there. He was a bully. He made a point of running over a guy 135 with lead diving weight on and maybe 5’2″.all his weight was in his brain. I’d known him since elementary school. He came up to me and asked me to help him. I told him exactly how to take care of the bully the next series plays. I said you’ll take a hit but the BULLY will nor walk straight for a week much less get up off the field. He’ll crawl off. The BULLY did not have a nut cup on. Anyway the BULLY wound up with his balls up to his belly button screaming he’d get his intended victim. I walked over and calmly told the bully that if ever heard of him retaliating he’d have me to deal with. He knew the outcome of that would not be in his favor. Needless to say he was a very quiet and meek guy afterwards.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            Dad used to say that while n the Navy the hierarchy of punishment for fighting was from least to worse 3) the guy who threw the first punch 2) the guy who got punched. Probably he provoked the puncher. 1) the crowd who stood around and egged on the combatants when they could have stopped the fight.

  2. Dale A Albrecht says:

    If it is against the law for foreign money to be donated/funneled to candidates for office alleging possible influencing elections, and the SCOTUS ruled during Obama’s administration that corporations were entitled to donating to candidates. If these companies are multinational and in many cases have contracts from foreign governments and or do business only through the government as in China. Doesn’t it then follow that foreign money flows quite freely into our elections via business donations. Commingled funds.

    Like planned parenthood gets federal money supposedly only for education because it is against the law fir those funds to be used for abortion. But Planned Parenthood commingled donations and taxpayer money.

    • thelonestarconnection says:

      Doesn’t it then follow that foreign money flows quite freely into our elections via business donations. Commingled funds.

      Without a doubt.

  3. Morning thoughts for President’s Day:

    Trump’s Daytona appearance was very well received by NASCAR fans. Too bad the rain delayed the race. Imagine if Obama would have done that? The media would be wetting themselves in happiness.

    Watching the Crat’s go after each other should be entertaining. Anyone want to lay odds that there will be violence at the convention?

    The mild winter looks to continue, which is great. A warmer than normal Spring is being predicted. That may sound good, but that means more thunderstorms.

    • We shoveled a total of 3 times this winter so far. And even though I’m more than over this cold, I’m thankful that I had no pipes freeze so far this winter. The last two winters, with 2 old dogs forever wanting out, and a son and nephew always in and out, a couple deep freezes to top it off…I finally put water shut off valves on the lines to a ground floor bathroom, that’s on an outside wall. It never got cold for long enough to have to shut the water down to that bathroom. Figures! Looking at 40s during the days and high 20s at night for this week. DST begins March 8th this year. Bring it!!

      How bout that AF1 flyover at Daytona yesterday? Pretty cool.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        I’ve had a couple personal AF One flyovers since I moved to my new house the other year. It’s in the landing pattern to Cherry Point Marine Corp Air Station.
        Damn that’s a big plane going over the tree tops. Another impressive beast is a C-17

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      An odd winter this year. We’ve had them before. It started out real cold almost two months early. Stayed way colder than normal until December. Then the temps literally cycled warm to cold back to warm weekly. So on average we probably were normal. Only had one day below freezing. No snow but it’s rare anyway. Threatened but alway went elsewhere. The cold days were always crystal clear with a heavy north wind. So the wind chill was well down into the low 20’s. Be in the sun our of the wind and your fine.

      We’re past mid February and the normal spring flowers are up on schedule. Deciduous trees starting to bud out. With Red Bud and some other flowering trees popping. So as far as m concerned we’ve been NORMAL for the most parr.

  4. thelonestarconnection says:

    Four moderate Democrats joined Republicans in Monday’s committee vote, rejecting legislation that would have prohibited the sale of certain semiautomatic firearms, including popular AR-15 style rifles, and banned the possession of magazines that hold more than 12 rounds.

    Oops………………..the Democrats were really hoping that his bill would pass with ease….it did not. Millions were spent to try to use this state as an example……..

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      In a way I am unhappy if you are referring to Virginia. NY, NJ, CA and CT all have bans and I was hoping the VA ban would finally get the NRA off its ass in terms of a real fight all the way up to SCOTUS. I am afraid the democrats (some) figured that out too,.

      • I’ve always wondered why the NYC stuff has never been challenged in court. In this day and age, it shouldn’t be that difficult.

        • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

          There is one in SCOTUS now but it is on the issue of the draconian limitation on holding a pistol permit. A few years back, the city started requiring that if you had a premises or target permit YOU COULD NOT REMOVE THE FIREARM, in a locked box, whatever FROM THE PREMISES. Kinda insane.I suspect the courts will shoot the city down but it merely gives us status quo ante.

  5. Dale A Albrecht says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/bloomberg_caught_badmouthing_farmers.html

    Bloomberg sure is working hard to connect with middle america and the hardest workers uve ever met. Farmers and ranchers

    He seems to be a miniature version of Hitler. Hitler said exactly what he planned on doing as does Bernie. Bloomberg is a delayed fused bomb if elected.

    Ges pissed off at the administration because if changes to the advanced notice financial reporters got. Now they have to wait like everybody else does on commodity estimates erc.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Vermont actually has the most liberal gun control laws in the country. He can afford to spout Socialist rhetoric but if he really went all in like VA tried to do he’d lose Vermont. He’ll stay silent until after he possibly wins. Which is never. The dems are posturing Bloomberg for that role…but if he persists in saying hed have HRC as VP all middle ground and right if center voters is lost.. if he is blatantly take official residence out of NYjust so it appears that 2 new yorkers are not running the ticket. But as is everything peoples Merry is short forgetting HRC declared NY as their home di she could grab the deceased Patrick Moynihan’s seat….wasnt she appointed then ran?

    • Bloomberg is an idiot. His farming comment wouldn
      t even grow a good

      • Grow a good garden. He’s finished, way too much baggage for Liberal’s. However, the media hates Bernie more than Bloomberg, so this could be interesting for awhile. Trump would crush him in the general election. The Crats have no one and nothing to offer, other than Orange Man bad. That won’t win an election.

      • If you plant a turd, does it grow?

  6. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Just think it was just 29 years ago that we were celebrating the tearing down of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the eastern bloc and the USSR. yet today we have running for president on the D side all calling for more centralized government with the lead donkey
    Sanders calling for “Democratic Socialism”

    East Germany “Democratic Republic Socialist State.
    North Korea “Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.
    Romania “The Socialist Republic of Romania”
    Poland “Polish Peoples Republic”
    Yugoslavia “Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia”
    Czechoslovakia “Czechoslovak Socialist Republic”
    USSR “Union of Soviet Socialist Republic”
    Germany Nazi’s “National Socialist German Workers Party”

    Consequences to the people under their rule

    National Socialist Workers :
    15-31.5 million murdered, between 1933-1945
    Non-combat

    Communist/Socialist, 1917-1991
    42.9-161.9 million, killed, murdered, starved, famine, died in gulags from direct government policies upon their own people.

    Notice the absence of any reference to Communist or Marxist. Yet most were Leninist/Stalinist communist dictatorships but all were held in place by force of arms.

  7. Dale A Albrecht says:

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/dershowitz-i-have-proof-obama-ordered-fbi-investigation-at-request-of-george-soros

    Has the “Fat Lady” just sprayed her throat getting ready for the aria

  8. I FOUND THE CHURRO MAN!!!!

  9. https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/02/brawl-breaks-out-in-the-middle-of-a-bernie-rally/

    Looks like the fun has begun with the Bernie supporters. This is going to be fun to watch this year. The little Communist’s can’t even get along with each other.

    Some other thoughts:

    More violence against Trump supporters recently. It’s only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt.

    Rain today, lots of mud too! Still better than snow.

  10. thelonestarconnection says:

    Damn….I don’t know how much Bloomberg is spending but if I see another add down here, I am going to pitch whatever is in my stomach. The Dems are really poring money into Texas as well…..AOC and her ilk have been here although she was upset that at her turnout in
    Democratic Dallas, only 34 people showed up…..and Bernie is not even coming here, I am told. so………………….

    On another note, a female jogger was grabbed and thrown to the ground in Dallas this morning. The man that did it is in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the stomach. The perp is an illegal immigrant. The last four rapes and attempted rapes in Dallas County were conducted by illegal immigrants. All four were caught and all four had arrest records and had been deported at least once.

    The new Dallas Police Chief, a black officer, told the news that she has never been a proponent of racial profiling but when you have 56% of the crimes being committed in Dallas by illegals…perhaps it is time.

    As JAC would say…………. YA THINK?

  11. thelonestarconnection says:

    {{{meanwhile in Mexico, since MAthius is down there out side of our borders, press gangs are actively searching}}}}}

  12. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Yu (Ben) Meng

    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/jim-banks-urges-firing-of-californias-public-pension-head-over-ties-to-chinas-thousand-talents-program/

    Good way to funnel money into chinese programs.

    By the way what ever happened to Diane Feistein’s chinese spy employee?

    A nephew used to be one of the administrators of Duke University’s research grants for PhD’s. One of his main complaints was the disproportionate number of grants were applied for and then given to foreign students from CHINA. The money was available. However, he was seriously discouraged by the LACK of Ametican PhD graduates applying for the grants. Laziness, perhaps, not as academically qualified perhaps. But the grants flowed in a greater number to foreign chinese students that when done would go back to communist china.

  13. Colonel? Could you help me with some Texas drawl, that no matter how closely I try to figure out what these guys are calling them, I’m still at a loss, and I’d like to look up a particular kind of deer? I guess it would be. I’m pretty sure they’re saying nygala or nigela…IDK! But they have the most beautiful hooves I’ve ever seen and they’re just overall prettier than any white tails I see up here. If you guys would speak proper ENGLISH, it would make it simpler for me, but noooo. 😉

    Backstory.. My Canadian bushcrafters seem to all be on break this winter which has led me to this family and friends of young homesteaders in south Texas. I’m fascinated watching them raise their goats and other small livestock. Most show their open farmland, but this one family has 1000 acres which includes some serious Texas bush. Man! I wouldn’t go into the Texas bush, ever! This family came across a wounded nygala,,,whatever it is.. while searching for a roaming goat. It was amazing to me that that deer would allow this couple to not only approach it…but to LASOO it, and coral it, and let them nurse it back to health…after being attacked by what they think was a mountain lion. Had dozens of claw marks on its body, it was totally exhausted, and it just basically collapsed once it realized it would be safe in the coral. Something else…which made me think of you big time was that the young wife, was packing serious heat in the bush, came across a snake, and blew its head off. It looked so natural and happened so quick allI could say was DAMN
    ! You go girl! But you Texans!…can keep your snakes, mountain lions, whatever else you have up your sleeves, waaayyyyy down there away from us Yankees.

    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyala

      It’s not a native of Texas, but likely from a hunting outfit for exotic species.

      • YES!! That’s it G! Thank you. Yeah, they did mention it was not native to Texas, but that they had bred themselves into the tens of thousands down there. Another critter they trapped was some sort of feral pig. Some M word…malvina? IDK…who know with those Texans, but they can keep all those animals down there.

    • thelonestarconnection says:

      Nyala…there used to be what they called exotic game ranches down here. They would import varying types of animals and charge horrendous prices for hunting exotic game. They would surround their acreage with a game fence (8 to 10 foot tall) to keep them in. However, because these type of ranches could not keep their fences in repair, some species got out and started cross breeding.

      Texas finally stopped this because some ranches were bringing in exotic animals like tigers and lions and mountain lions and pumas and even cheetah’s. You do NOT bring predatory animals into cattle country. This has all but stopped now but some species got out and have crossbred….we even have zebras that have bred with regular burros or donkeys.

      The big cats are all gone….but we do have a lot of mountain lions and bobcats and Lynx. And a plethora of pigs that have all crossbred…..They are called Feral but are a conglomeration of Javalina, Russian Boars, and Eurasian Boars. These Ferals are nasty and we shoot them on sight. They literally eat everything….birds, eggs, squirrels, snakes……they are NOT on any list and it does not take a hunting license to kill them. It is big sport in Texas to shoot them with automatic rifles from helicopters. They are very dangerous. I have been treed twice in my life time by packs of Feral’s. They run in packs of up to 30…..and will devastate a crop in no time. On our ranch, we had lots of pigs that would tear up an Alfalfa field in one night. We trap them and shoot them on site…we are never at a loss of ribs or bacon or backstrap.

      However, they are aggressive and we recently had a woman killed by a pack of Feral pigs. In South Texas somewhere. You never go out on your property unarmed. We would carry automatic weapons and carbines with 20 round magazines. I got thrown from my horse and treed by a pack of pigs that were about 30 in number. My horse wanted no part of it and headed home at mach 4……I did not have enough rounds to kill them all but had a radio that we carry to notify the foreman’s house to come rescue my butt. The Feral’s will run from a truck with a blaring horn.

      As to snakes….we have lots of them…just carry your weapon and shoot them if you are threatened…..second nature to us down here. The larger issue is the heavy brush…..mesquite thorn laden and nasty…barbed spikes that go in and break off. But, come on down, yankee….we will take care of ya.

      • thelonestarconnection says:

        Oh…you might read up on a cactus named Cholla……..we have a lot of that…..nasty little bugger.

        • Will do. Javalina…that was the feral pig looking thing…they spoke so quickly it was hard to keep up. Some nasty critters you have down there. Fascinating to me though. Thanks for the info.

  14. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    I was told today that it was impossible for Michael Bloomberg to be a fascist because he was a Jew.

    “Say What!?!?!?”

    Religion has nothing to do with it.

    A free market capitalist is one who believes that the Government should not interfere with business other than for the life, health and safety of the citizens.

    A Communist is one who believes that the means of production ie. business, should be run by the government in supposed trust for the “workers”.

    A Fascist is one who believes that business should be allowed to operate but only under strict controls and mandates established by the government.

    Bloomberg is # 3 AOC and Bernie # 2 and DJT # 1.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Name one really successful country that has embraced Bernies marxist economic views.

      China wouldn’t be qualified because until they embraced western business and companies and copied Hong Kong and Taiwan they were embarked on a self destructive course of action with the Great Cultural Revolution. They would have collapsed along with all other nations that followed the Marxist Leninist Stalin Mao ideologies. The only way any stayed in control is force of arms and terror upon the masses.

      A comment made to me by a relative by marriage who spent her childhood under the brutal marxist dictatorship in Romania. Only was freed when the people finally rebelled and executed the dictator. Said when Obama was pushing the ACA and other socialist ideals “You have no idea what you’re getting yourself into”

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        China is more likely Michael Bloomberg’s turf with an all knowing, all powerful central committee.

  15. Just A Citizen says:

    Load of male bovine excrement alert. But an interesting insight into the mind set of the modern Social Justice Warrior, and Black Lives Matter……..kind of crowd.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/11/opinions/bloomberg-recording-racism-stop-and-frisk-filipovic/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Interesting historical comment. In the post 1964 Watts Riot analysis, the Watts community begged the Democrat Mayor Yorty to please stop have black LAPD officers patrolling their streets. Black officers would freely use and abuse their power and tended to beat the crap out of alleged black offenders with their night sticks. White officers were not as quick with violence. Plus the sweeps to find a perpetrator based on a a description (they all look alike) the people were booked, creating a record, even if they were released because the witnesses could make a positive id or any physical evidence. The “RECORD” was available to any potential employer leading to a very high unemployment rate among black men. When the shit finally hit the fan, Yorty said let it burn. The next election cycle he tried passing himself off as a Republican. Driving the vote to a former LAPD black officer Tom Bradley and race relations in LA never improved.

  16. Just A Citizen says:

    Thought of the day.

    There was a POTUS election in 2006. A young man calling himself US Weapon started a web site to openly discuss his disappointment in both political parties and the potential sea change represented by Mr. Obama’s election. By early 2007 he had many folks offering thoughts and comments about this disconnect between American Politicians, Political Parties and the general population.

    It has been 14 years since it began here and about 13 since it was running in high gear.

    Has anything really changed in the world of Politics since that time? Have all those who shared USW’s concerns over having no “political party” that shared his/your values declined? Have we just gone back to picking sides? Seems to me that some of this has happened. Although maybe it is just a temporary thing caused by the nature of the REAL political world we live in.

    I am reminded of the closing line of a favorite Western Ballad. As I gazed upon the wonder of that vegetative bower growing up from the horse manure that once was you, I came to realize that Slim, you ain’t changed all that much.

  17. Lawmakers in California are working on legislation that would exempt some homosexual and transgender child rapists from the state’s sex-offender registry, leaving registration up to the discretion of the individual judge.
    Under the legislation, a 24-year-old grown man would be able to sodomize a 14-year-old boy and claim it was “consensual.” Of course, 14-year-old children cannot consent to sodomy — or vote, smoke, drink, drive, sign contracts, and so on — because they are children.
    Right now, homosexual or transgender rapists who rape and sodomize children are automatically added to the state’s sex-offender registry. This helps alert the local community to the dangers lurking in their midst.
    Under the bill, though, state judges would decide on a case-by-case basis whether to add the rapists into the registry, if the victim was within 10 years of the perpetrator. That is how the state currently treats vaginal intercourse, and so, hiding behind “equality,” the LGBT lobby wants sodomy-based rape protected, too.

  18. Just A Citizen says:

    Colonel

    My dear Texican brother from another mother…………this one is for you and you know who.

  19. Just A Citizen says:

    “Socialism is submission of the masochistic masses to the will of the sadistic elites.” A.E. Samaan, From a “Race of Masters” to a “Master Race”: 1948 to 1848

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/the_democrat_left_is_cruel_and_sadistic.html

  20. Dale A Albrecht says:

    “An honest person can not become rich by becoming a politician” Harry S. Truman from his private papers

  21. Just A Citizen says:

    The following quotation has been attributed to Tytler, although it has also been occasionally attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville:[19]

    A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.
    The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      The first part i definitely read in de Tocqueville’s book “Democracy in America” as a second part to that statement, he commented on politicians in order to stay in power pandering the people with more goodies if you elect me.

      Gman had a now deceased congressman over his way who was labeled “The King of Pork” was it Laudenburg?

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        I distinctly remember politicians in our district in California saying if you elect me to Congress I’ll bring home the bacon. My God in Hidden Hills and Woodland Hills.

  22. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Earlier today I watched a clip from a congressional hearing, where a congressman asked a question to the witness. “Is it true that one of a qualifying criteria to get “DISABILITY” is to NOT speak English. Ths witnesses answer was YES

  23. Just A Citizen says:

    OK, somebody has to say it and Mathius is stuffing his pie hole with Churros.

    Bloomberg’s comments about leaning, changes in job skills and farmers. The farmer thing was stupid. But his actual point was not. And his comments about crime areas, policing emphasis and problems with minorities finding jobs come right out of……………… wait for it…………………….. CONSERVATIVE talking points which Republicans have been making for years.

    Now Lil’ Johnny Drop the Seed says it and all hell breaks loose. Hannity all day today rubbing it in, how Bloomberg is expressing his disdain for the hard working Americans. The line by Mr. Bloomberg is shortsighted, but so is all comments about the “new economy”. Going way back before Bloomers decided to “teach us how to farm”. The shortsighted part is that even in a high tech society, there is a demand for “labor” , SKILLED labor.

    But back to my point. Because I saw some of it here today. Ripping on Bloomberg for saying the same darn thing many of us have said and which many Republicans have said in the past.

    Politics is spelled H…Y…P…O…C…R…I…S…Y.

    • Bloomberg’s comments do not sit well with the Left and especially minorities, no matter if they are correct or not. I our day of political correctness, the truth is often ignored. My issues with Bloomberg are not his comments (except his ignorance of farming), but his attitude and desires to tell people how to live their lives. The soda size ban being one of them. Don’t want his gun control nonsense either. The Liberal media will blow his comments off as time goes on.

  24. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I will say that Trump dies not know when to keep his tweets to himself. Like this DOJ dust-up. One the right ir wrong Roger Stone had been convicted. They were now in the sentencing phase. What the prosecutor wanted was what I’ll say was cruel and inhumane punishment. Barr was addressing the problem, plus getting into the jury bias. The tweets by Trump really created a problem where there should have been none. Consudeting…..all the lying people from Hillary in down lied to Congress. Considering nobody even was charged with mishandling classified documents and hiding them in a jailed pervert husband of Huma Abedin laptop. But the DOJ then well hes suffered enough.

    It does make Barrs job more difficult. But Trump is frustrated about Comey lying and stealing dicuments and releasing them to the NYT IG recommends criminal charges. ZIP. McCabe gets nailed lying to investigators under oath numerous times and the IG recommends criminal charges…..ZIP again
    If Barr has a bigger plan in mind, he needs to at least let Trump feel comfortable with his actions. Maybe that will quiet Trumps tweets

    I do remember way back in the dark ages with the Tate La Bianca murders by the Manson gang. Which happened about 4 miles on either side of where we lived. Nixon made a comment about their guilt and almost got a mistrial declared for those crazy lunatics.

    • Fun fact. My aunt was the court reporter in the Sharon Tate case. Still alive today, mid 80s.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        One of our hangouts was the Spahn movie ranch. Manson and his group hung out there. On a FB group i used to belong to people talked about knowing him. Obviously not knowing what he and his cult would ultimately do.

        You know, the strange thing was. Nobody went into meltdown seeking safe spaces life went on. The mass murders we had during those years. Steady drip of hitchhikers on hwy 1 getting murdered.. the random machine gunning at bus stops on the Streets of San Fransisco. Zodiac killer. Juan Corona murdering migrant workers.

        With 100 million people more today its down right peaceful and tame compared to ‘the late 60’s to ’70’. Yet according to politicians we’re in a terrible violent time

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        If my mind hasn’t forgotten to much. I believe the manson gang had trouble getting attorney’s to defend them. They were getting murdered by unindicted members members still running loose. Cutting crosses in their foreheads. One such follower Squeekie Frome tried to assassinate President Ford. She forgot to chamber the 1st round in the 45. Would have blown his guts out. But after several years in prison she was released. Gov Howard Dean of Vermont took her in secretly and she had run of the streets of Burlington asking as she reported to her 1/2 way house at night. He also wanted Florida to transfer Ted Bundy to VT because we did not have the death penalty.

        The State of Florida said “Stuff it ” and fried his ass.

        • Fromme got lucky re the Manson stuff. Saw a documentary about Leslie Van Houten…she came this close to being let off, but in the end…nope. Kinda felt bad for her. She seemed to not be a threat any longer.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Being involved in any way in the Manson case could not have given anyone a warm fuzzy feeling.

  25. Just A Citizen says:

    This is very interesting and disturbing, because it is like finding out how the sausage is made.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/02/17/dan-pfeiffer-mitt-romney-loss-2012-lessons-115340

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Was the author not paying attention to the economy. It was STAGNANT with a capital S. Obama flat out saying that’s as good as it can ever get. Record numbers on food stamps. The unemployment showed good only because so many able bodied workers dropped off the unemployment rolls because they quit looking. More jobs headed overseas if the TPP had gone into affect. More jobs gone to china because of climate regulations. Sure the market was up. Stock holders were happy because multinationals could do business anywhere.

      But he was correct about Romney.

  26. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Eastern NC weather Wind and Rain 49 degrees
    Forecast rest of the day…same

    Tomorrow forecast…wind and rain and cooler with rain turning to SNOW

  27. Some random thoughts and questions:

    How long before the China issue seriously affects the economy? It seems that this is going to be a problem in the future. In the conspiracy world, the virus is a weapon that was released, to hurt the worlds economy and stop Trump from getting reelected. That’s a stretch and wishful thinking.

    The Crats policies and agenda are dependent on victims and victimhood. Without that, their policies have no chance of being accepted. The party of pain and suffering, heading further Left to ensure more victims for future elections. People need to wake up and see this to end it.

    Bloomberg has too many skeletons coming out. Will the DNC and liberal media push him hard to stop Bernie?

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Not that I know much about Bloomberg I do know Bernie. If those were the two candidates running I’d vote for Bloomberg. I don’t drink big gulp sodas or any soda field that matter. And I dont use much salt. Not for any health reason I just dont like it in any large amount. My Dad poured salt on everything even without tasting it first. He never had any health issues caused by to much salt. He just liked it.

      But if Bloomberg wins the d nomination and selects Hillary as his running mate my vote for Trumo is a shoe in. Regardless if how the media tries to portray him as a dictator facist. They’ll not have seen a better pair of power hungry politicians than Bloomberg and hillary

  28. Just A Citizen says:

    Bloomberg vs. Sanders:

    We are about to see if the Adults run the Democratic Party or if it is the Children.

    It is kind of fun watching them use their own tactics against who is probably the only person who can in fact threaten the Republican candidate as well as the Senate/House races in 2020.

  29. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Prediction # 6781

    Mayor Mini Mike appears tonight on stage. Now years ago, my Dad would tell me if you want to know what a bad guy will do, ya gotta get in his head, be him, think like him….

    Well, here is what I would do if I were Dr. Evil! I would co-opt the field. let it be known, quietly and in no uncertain terms that I am considering one of my fellow candidates for the # 2 spot! Considering that Bloomberg is already older than Joe Biden, anyone going into # 2 stands a better than average chance of stepping into the # 1 slot in four or less years.

    Now Bernie is obviously off the table as is Joe Biden who has done # 2 anyway. Warren is increasingly a liability, even to herself. Tulsi Gabbard is way too strong willed to be bought and besides, towers over the Mayor who has given indications he does not like strong willed women,. Who is left? Well, Amy and Mayor Pete. Obvious choices. Both bring their popularity to the table . Both are not ready (yet) for prime time and both would be good fits as Emperor or Empress in waiting! Amy would please all the feminists and Mayor Pete would please all the folks who love chaos (and money). Both have given strong indications they can be bought.

    So, let’s see how this plays out. If you notice in the upcoming weeks Amy and Pete backing off Mayor Mike. I hit the nail on the head yet again!

  30. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Colorado

    Still to come, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee, is House Bill 1089, which would protect employees from getting fired for engaging in activities outside of work that are lawful under state law, even if they are unlawful according to federal law. More simply translated: The effort from Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, would stop companies from being able to terminate workers who fail drug tests specifically for marijuana in Colorado.

    Come to work inebriated and you won’t last long. Come to work stoned and you’ll be protected. All the jobs that i had that required routine testing were ones that you had to have your wits about you as sharp as possible and reaction times not dulled. NOT hey man, whatever dude.. If it didnt matter there were no tests of any sort.. try getting or keeping a job as a truck driver or work in pharmacueticals as two examples. Actually I’m not surprised by Colorado. Even though it was 50 years ago, there was a survey taken in the dorm. 1000 students. The questions were asked by the psychology dept not criminal investigators. Alcohol use was NOT considered an illegal substance. The questions were…are you currently using an illegal drug and what is it?
    998/1000 responded as yes they were currently using. A great many were using marijuana but more were into LSD or abusing prescription drugs. My roommate usually could be found somewhere near the ceiling tiles. Acid was his choice of drug. Cocaine was not even discussed. Heroin was minimal but many students had family members into it. As a freshman you were required to live in the dorm and couldn’t get away from the drugs. University of Colorado in Boulder had a famous chemistry dept. The nickname for the school was “Crystal City” because chemistry students were making serious money cooking up LSD.

    FYI i was one of the two students not into or using nor ever used drugs.

  31. Dale A Albrecht says:

    As I was driving around running errands today I was thinking of the genius of the “Founding Father’s” and the Constitution.

    We constantly here from paries and 8 years of Obama we need to change the Constitution and make it a “Living” document. Trying to make people believe additions and changes can not be made and is fossilized from 1789.
    So wrong. It changes and can change but it takes a broad consensus and a super majority of the people and States. Not some simple majority of 50.1% saying stuff it to the other 49.9%.

    Impeachment. If it was totally based on a simple majority in both House of Congress I dont think we’d have had a single president last a term in office. But the previous impeachments by the House were not treated lightly and had bi-partisan support. But none of them ever reached the level to remove the president. However this House just our of sheer spite impeached Trump. Then with a careless case tried bullying the Senate to change just about all the rules in our legal history about oh oh oh we need more witnesses. That doesn’t fly in a court room. Plus the defense is allowed to depose witnesses to prepare a defense. The House denied that to Trump’s legal team. But to remove a president takes a super majority. Which pretty much means bi-partisan support and a real serious crime against the nation. Nixon “I’m not a crook” was afforded all legal access. The House went to court to get documents and tapes. The court ruled against Nixon on executive privilege. Going in they knew serious crimes had been committed by the WH and CREEP. They had John Dean. Which cooked the whole coverup and bribery scheme. Nixon would have been Impeached 475-0 and convicted 100-0 he knew it and resigned.

    The electoral college. Every election in a State is by popular vote. Who gets the most votes wins. However each State gets si many electoral votes which they can divide however they choose. Winner take all or proportional. States choice. Each State gets 2 for senators and one for each representative based on population. .to become president you must get 270. That means a broad consensus across States and people must be gotten to be the ONE elected position that is suppose to represent the people.

    Thank God the founders had the example of Englands parlimerary procedure to look at. A simple vote on loss of confidence and the leader is history. Usually the popular vote rules the electoral vote but on occasion it doesn’t.

    Bush Gore was virtually a tie in both parts. But with HRC and Trump, though she claims she won and was robbed by allegedly getting more popular votes but Trump crushed her on the electoral part. That says he had in reality the broader support across the nation not Hillary whi ignored us lesser beings.

  32. Dale A Albrecht says:

    With the commutation of Blogo and several others today was interesting. I would let have Milikan’s stand. He served his SHORT prison sentence, complained about not being able to keep his hairpiece, but still walked away with a COOL one billion dollars from insider trading.

    Special prosecutor Firzgerald who railroaded Scooter Libby even though the DOJ knew who actually committed the crime Libby was accused of. They still charged him failed to convict him but convicted on making contradictory statements and subsequent obstruction of justice. The investigators are masters at getting contradictory statements which obviously leads to obstruction charges. The reporter who broke the story never said who leaked Valerie Plames name. And refused to tell unless the true leaker gave permission. Ultimately it was an anti-Bush Cheney policy former State guy. The government NEVER went after him.

    Firzgerald was the prosecutor of Rod Blagojevich. It took several trials to come up with the right combination of charges to convict. The previous ones all were hung juries.

    When the government wants to get you they will one way or another. Either destroy you financially or keep coming back trying to convict which also destroys you and your family. When shits like Epstein get sweet deals and short terms for being a sexual predator and precursor of underage children 2 years and prosecutors wanted 7-9 for lying when the original investigation is of a NONE crime but being a political adversary

    This is the USSR and Stalin brand if juris prudence alive and well in the USA

    I’m beginning to believe Barr is playing possum to get Congress off his back calling for his removal. Trump and he concocted the scenario which now the D’s love him

  33. Got caught up on last nights events. Didn’t watch any of it, got some needed sleep instead.
    The Crats all attacked Bloomberg and he got hammered. Pocohauntas attacked Pete and Amy hard as well. Biden didn’t have any highlights that I saw and Bernie probably came out with the best results, being the frontrunner and watching everyone bang on Lil Mike. Let them duke it out and we’ll see who is standing at the end.

    The winner, again, was Trump. No real message from the Crats is a loser and the Crats have no message. The Liberal media’s hatred is just more fuel to the Trump campaign. He has done what should have been done a long time ago, called them out for who they are.

    The rest of the Crat primary and coming convention should be entertaining if nothing else. I fully expect political violence to escalate as the election closes in.

  34. Dale A Albrecht says:

    The new forecasts for snow tonight into tomorrow AM is 4-6 inches.
    We do get that snowfall every year or so here in eastern NC. All the county trucks had their plows attached yesterday. And I’m sure when the temps start dropping they’ll be out brining the roads.

    Just have to run up to the store and get a few supplies.

    Just listening to the traffic out of Cherry Point. It sounds like they’re moving the squadrons out of the possible ice and snow.

    Regardless however much snow falls itll be better than living in Vermont and Maine with 8 months of winter.

    Several years ago when I still lived in Raiegh the forecast of snow called for 1-2 inches. The ozone smell indicated to me they were WRONG. I did stock up and when i woke up in the AM where I lived had THREE feet of snow.

    • Bummer for you guys down there. Son just returned from near Camp Lejeune, said it was beautiful, 70s, walked barefoot on the beach. Sunny, crisp morning here, 26*, minor snow banks is all that’s on the ground, 40s through the weekend. Yes!

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        It was nice here 2 days ago. Went to heck yesterday. Today and tomorrow. The temps are dropping into the 30’s and rain. Hard to say just how much snow we’ll get.

        My rule is better safe than sorry. Prudence is the better part of valor. I’m ready for anything, except tornados which can be so random.

  35. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Looking at Mark Levin’s review of the pardons and commutations Trump did. He showed a complete list and who petitioned the president.

    Yesterday the media was focusing on the few big people like Milikin and being negative by saying this is just a set up to pardon Flynn and Stone. While neglecting to show the much longer list of regular people mostly “people of color”, using the currently popular term. Mostly given massive sentences for relatively minor offenses even though they may have involved drugs.
    Obama handed out over 1700 pardons and commutations including the deserter Bergdahl who got soldiers killed searching for him. Or Chelsea Manning …..bill Clinton gave a biggy to Marc Rich after a nice $500K donation to his library.

    The only one of the recent batch I object to is Michael Millikan 1) with his junk bond and insider trading he wrecked a lot of companies. 2) even after the SEC fines he still banked over $1 Billion 3) he served his extremely short prison sentence almost 30 years ago. There was NO injustice involved with his sentencing. He got no where near what he deserved.

    Its to bad they can’t swap sentence for those screwed by the system and apply them to powerful people who skated like Jon Corzine

    • Hear, hear on Corzine! Blago was humble as heck…nice to hear that too. 8 years in the pen makes ya grey in a big hurry.

      The Amazon calls…. sigh!

  36. Just A Citizen says:

    Ya’ll remember when I posted a revised map of STATE boundaries, from Mises as I recall, that was based on actual cultural and economic interchange? Well some of what was expressed in that map is now being expressed in the actual political world.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/19/secession-fever-spikes-conservatives-seek-escape-b/

    Note:. There is no way that NEW conservative States will be allowed to form, or lefty ones either. That would upset the 100 member Senate balance which splits close to 50/50 most of the time. But the addition of people to red states would not be as disruptive. So if not for the Dem controlled State Legislatures it could happen. The population of eastern Oregon that would be added to Idaho would probably not change the number of our Representative in Congress given the more massive growth in other States. But it would dilute the Blue Poison that has seeped into our system, thanks to the California migration to the Boise valley.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Think hard on this. Ever since the Supremes shitcanned State Senate elections based on counties (like the US Senate does ) in favor of one man one vote, the rural, areas of states have been screwed. The logic-constitutionality of such crap still escapes me other than to guarantee dominance of urban over non-urban. The political corruption of such areas is self evident as it is historical and was always tempered by having an upper house not beholding to the Boss Tweeds of a state. If you will the two houses of the legislature served as “checks” on each other. Something Jefferson and Hamilton should have both loved (or hated).

      This is by the way why we should never ever consider revising the US Constitution on the matter . While there are a million reasons for the decline of the rustbelt cities a very large contributor in NY State is the powerlessness of the upstate counties and cities. Cuomo, taking fracking off the table FOREVER was only possible for this reason as was his father’s kiss of death to Nuke power decades back.

    • The push for the state of Jefferson in NorCal is still ongoing but has lost some steam. Frankly I think we should go back to the original setup of the upper house being based on geography. We now have in CA, urbanites dictating how to farm. Call it the Bloomberg syndrome. I also think we should repeal the 17th amendment and go back to senators selected by the state legislatures.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Total agreement but the Supremes spoke on the issue. NYC used to have “at large” members of the City Council guaranteeing at least some opposition to the overwhelmingly dem council. That too went the way of the dodo with the court decision. Barring a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing the member states the right to maintain a legislature mirroring the federal model, I cannot see it happening. Any attempt to get teh High Court to reconsider would no doubt immediately result in cries of “Voter Suppression”.

  37. Just A Citizen says:

    In other news, the Govt. has informed us of this terribly contagious flu that could kill large numbers. Stay away from China, protect yourself, quarantine as needed, etc., etc.. So what does our Govt. do in response?

    They just moved 5 Coronovirus victims to Spokane, Washington. Right next door. Oh they say they have it under full control. What could go wrong??

    The interesting part of this story is that the “Providence” hospital in Spokane is supposedly one of only a few in the USA with full isolation capability for AIRBORNE disease. I thought the virus was supposedly not airborne……….. ??????? It also makes me wonder why such a facility is located away from the metropolitan areas along the coasts, where such a disease is more likely to enter the country. Could it be that our small population of a million over the entire region is considered expendable?

  38. Just A Citizen says:

    Insightful article. Note: Take away the “Hitler” and “Politburo” references and you get the more accurate description of where this goes. What the author describes is the next evolutionary step of FASCISM in the USA. From the soft kind to the hard kind. The super powerful legislative branch will then call our for a “leader” to bind them. As Jefferson noted, that is when the Executive will fall and the Dictator will rise.

    https://www.redstate.com/diary/clint-fargeau/2020/02/20/the-united-states-is-skating-the-edge-of-legislative-tyranny/

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      “It Can’t Happen Here” Sinclair Lewis

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Read it in High School. Lewis thought it would come from the right. Hah! Fool never realized where the left came from.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          But what I’ve never gotten is how the National Socialists and the Soviets are at opposite ends I’d the political spectrum. They were both extremely nationalistic. They both were expanionists, they both wanted world domination they both exterminated enemies of the State and undesirables. They both proclaimed to be socialist States.

          They both belong in the LEFT side of the X axis and the Soviet Socialists above the Nazi’s on the Y axis

          Neither one was looking to maintain the status quo as defining a conservative which are deemed Right Wing

          • Just A Citizen says:

            Dale, the Communists called the Fascists “right wing” because they put State patriotism above the global social order. It was the Communists who created the label because back in the day anyone supporting the traditional State first, were defacto supporting the old monarchies of all kinds, were considered on the right.

            This in turn comes from when the French parliament had the new wave “liberals” sitting on the left side of the chamber and the conservative or “reactionaries” who supported the monarchy sitting on the right side of the chamber.

            Why did it stick? Because academia and politicians used it as they do all things, without thinking first.

            • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

              And French Communists under orders from the RUSSIAN communists collaborated with the Nazi invaders until the Soviet Union was invaded a year later. This is one of those little unpleasant factoids lost in the maelstrom of history.

  39. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Roger Stone sentenced to 3 years. One thing the judge said that i believe, was Stone brought this all upon himself. Absolutely true he had NO reason to lie to anyone.

    With that said….how can anyone when they’re tagged as a Trump associate get a fair trial when the jury pool in DC and Northern VA is 94% registered Democrat and voted for HRC

  40. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Almost an inch of rain this past hour. 38 degrees and dropping

  41. Dale A Albrecht says:

    It is so nice to have a garage big enough to hold all my shop tools and workbenches set up, boat on its trailer and my SUV other daily used items and still have aisles between them all.

  42. A Minnesota House rep. has introduced a new bill intended to hold “gun free zones” responsible for their patrons’ safety.
    The new bill, House File 3051 introduced on Feb. 11 by District 23B Rep. Jeremy Munson, would make businesses that post “gun free zone” signs liable in the event a gun owner suffers a loss which could have been prevented by having their firearm.
    “So this law simply says if you’re going to make people give up their right to self defense, then you must defend them and you must provide security and protect them,” Rep. Munson stated in an interview describing his bill.

    Under the bill, property owners would “assume absolute custodial responsibility for the safety and defense of the unarmed person while the person is located on the owner’s or entity’s property that is posted with a sign prohibiting firearms.”

    “Community officers” in China are reportedly going door-to-door and forcibly removing and executing villagers’ pets in an attempt to mitigate the coronavirus currently ravaging the nation.
    An activist group called Nanchong Missing Animal Aid Group claims officers from a county in south-western China’s Sichuan Province were going house-to-house and ordering citizens to hand over their furry companions, most often dogs.

    Interesting facts: Roger Stone got 40 months for lying. Anthony Weiner got 20 months for sexting a teenage girl. Imagine that.

  43. Dale A Albrecht says:

    The great snow was a bust here. The temps stayed around 35 and just rained. With heavy winds.

    The Raleigh, Durham Chapel Hill triangle started snowing at 1500 yesterday and as of this AM only got around 2 inches. Roads clear. But the wind took out some power in a couple communities.

    All in all on average a normal winter

  44. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Just for fun I looked at the weather bureau reports and forecast. Still severe weather advisory with snow, yet you look out side and the sky is more blue than not, and the radar that shows any precipitation of any sort is at least 50 miles offshore which makes it around 80-90 miles away traveling from west to east away from us

    Bottom line is the weather expert forecasters are usually wrong more times than they’re correct.

  45. RANCHO CORDOVA, CA—Students at Harvey Milk High School are taking advantage of a new policy that forces teachers to recognize their “grade identity” rather than the actual, objective score they’ve earned in the class so far.

    One 11th-grade biology teacher, Mr. Harper, refused to comply with the policy, and is now on suspension pending an investigation into his harmful actions.
    The teacher repeatedly referred to a student as “failing” despite her clear insistence that her preferred grade is “A.”
    “Staci, wake up and do the work, or you’re going to fail this class. You have a D minus right now,” he said gently as the girl decided to take another nap. “It’s time to get serious, because you’re going to get an F.”
    “How dare you!” the student replied. “My lived, expressed grade identity is ‘A’ and you have to respect that, no matter what the facts say.”
    The school considered reinstating Harper as long as he apologized, but then the administration realized he taught biology, which is even more hateful and offensive, and so fired him.

  46. Dale A Albrecht says:
  47. https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/02/20/woman-says-after-her-baby-survived-abortion-medical-staff-gave-him-no-treatment/

    “The midwife went into shock. She was screaming for help, [running] with the baby into the corridor. They brought him back and said: ‘What do you want us to do?’ and I didn’t know what they meant. ”

    She was in no condition emotionally, to be able to answer that question. So why would the medical teams actions be based on her answer or lack of one, instead of accepted medical practice used for all regular births. Why would abortion even come into this decision?

    • That mother’s anguish and torment, in addition to the fact that a baby that should be alive today is gone forever, is what the major media doesn’t want anyone to know about….ESPECIALLY the fact that this type of scenario has happened MANY times. They know that the actual truth about abortion mills would curdle most anyone’s blood and turn the tide against them. They truly, literally, can’t afford that.

      Murf

      • Yes, their plan is just to deny and ridicule but the following :
        “During an official inquiry, doctors insisted that the procedure had gone according to plan.”
        Says a lot, doesn’t it.

  48. Dale A Albrecht says:

    At least here in the US have the “Open Border” advocates and politicians staying a little quiet with the Coronavirus?

    I know the human traffickers and NGO’s are working overtime to pump illegal migrants into Italy

  49. Dale A Albrecht says:

    That CT Senator Murohy, that met secretly with a member of the Iranian ruling party, his excuses were we have to keep communication going even with an adversary. But when he said as a Senator I’m a member of a co-equal branch of government. I thought Foreign Affairs is solely part of the executive branch. Yes I agree the Senate does “Advise and Consent” on treaties and appointments, but do not make foreign policy. Yes the president can send someone as a special envoy, that’s officially sanctioned. But these yahoos like Kerry and Murphy and Pelosi in Syria, plus Obama following behind Trump and meeting with officials after Trump does nothing but create division and dissension especially with ENEMIES. Gives them a way to exploit our policies.

    Wasn’t that why the Logan Act was put in place?

    • Until something is actually done about, like charges, it will continue. I’m not confident that any real justice will occur in DC.

  50. Dale A Albrecht says:
  51. So, the Russians are now going to help Trump and Bernie 😀 I think that the Crats really think us people are stupid. I’m also hearing that there are huge numbers of Republicans running this year. I think we will find out who the stupid ones really are. Crats are idiots! 😛

  52. “Molly Gaston, the asst US Attorney who signed letter to McCabe’s lawyer informing McCabe she was closing criminal case against him,” Sperry reported, “is Democrat who’s given thousands to Dems including Obama & who once worked for Dem side of House Oversight & whose mother worked for [The Washington Post].”
    “The father of the Obama Democrat-donating prosecutor who let admitted perjurer Andrew McCabe off the hook happens to be partners with Eric Holder at the DC law firm of Covington & Burling,” Sperry wrote. “Did the former AG have something to do with McCabe getting off?”
    https://www.westernjournal.com/eric-holder-snaps-shut-journalist-starts-connecting-dots/

  53. Just A Citizen says:
    • I’m sure it is, but I can’t read it without paying, so I’m not reading it. 😁 I did read elsewhere that he seemed to be supporting Bloomberg, which surprised me.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        V.H. His comment about Bloomberg came at the end of the story. Just a quick comment.

        The context was that while he agrees with much of what Mr. Trump has tried to do or has done in the policy and leadership arena, he is frustrated with his personal behavior. The nastiness of his tweets and personal attacks on his adversaries. Mr. Eastwood expressed something many of us here have as well. His concern over the loss of civility or civilized discussion, just plain manners, especially in politics.

        He provided no explanation of his Bloomberg comment but from his other statements I got the idea he views Bloomberg as being similar to Trump in management skills and policy but much kinder/gentler in his public comments. We keep coming back to this idea of “acting Presidential” that has so many folks bothered.

  54. Just A Citizen says:

    Morning thought.

    Are Americans capable of doing the right thing? Can they adjust their lifestyles and economic decisions if presented with solid evidence they need to change for their own good?

    I say yes and smoking is a good example. Despite all the millions spent in litigation and advertising about smoking bad, it wasn’t until the public really got the solid information on health issues and it became socially unacceptable to smoke in many places. It was not the no smoking laws that reduced smoking, it was the reduction that led many to ask for the laws. Something I still disagree with but that is for another day.

    So…… global warming/climate change. Why do so many think that Americans will not change their lifestyle if they realize there is a real problem? Why do they ALWAYS think they have to resort to COERCION to FORCE people to change?

    We do not need expensive tax subsidies or direct federal payments to encourage use of renewable energy. We just need enough people who want to change and enough smart people willing to invest in the new technology needed. It there is a market it will manifest itself absent Free Cookies from Uncle Sugar.

    • The Climate Change issue seems more of a political issue than an actual problem. I, for example, have not been convinced it’s remotely the problem that it is claimed. It reminds me of the Chemtrail conspiracy theory, more imagination than reality.

      I would have no problem with using renewables, if they were efficient where I live. Not enough sunny days and lack of adequate wind sure puts a damper on the subject.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        In the Carolinas wind is not a viable option. In the Blue Ridge mountains it’s absolutely against the law. People go to see the grandeur of the oldest mountain ranges in the country, not industrialization. As for in the eastern part of the State here I live, the wind is a bit better but very erratic and at higher altitudes. The more consistent wind is in the “Atlantic Flyway” for migrating birds.
        Defeats all the good work environmentalists and the Audubon society did to save and recover these species. Only one snuck in during Obama’s last years. Only by a change in Federal law that said if the FAA has no objections States can’t object. All other attempts to put more in have failed. Off shore wind farms are way out of reach cost wise. Besides the Coastal region is highly sport and tourist driven. Besides our coast is subject to pretty nasty conditions and the locations companies wanted are all shifting sand and extremely dangerous at any time.

        But we are putting in lots of solar. They are replacing TOBACCO farms. Generally you do not see them except in the winter when the trees lose their leaves. We have lots of sun.

        • thelonestarconnection says:

          Texas is the highest wind producing energy state, they claim. What has happened? It has devastated the flight migration of four species of birds and has rendered the quail population, pheasant population……and……there is more stored energy that cannot be used because it is too expensive. More than twice the cost of fossil fuels…..Wind farms dot the countryside and it is ugly and half are now not working.

          This is a government sponsored program under Obama and it simply does not work.

  55. Dale A Albrecht says:
  56. Just A Citizen says:

    “Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But the tumult soon subsides.” Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

  57. Dale A Albrecht says:

    LONDON – The British economy created jobs at a very high rate in the fourth quarter of 2019, thanks to the strong advantages offered by Brexit. The number of employed has grown by over 180,000 units, above forecasts, leaving the unemployment rate at 3.8%, the lowest for four years, according to reports from the Office for National Statistics.

    The jump occurred in a quarter characterized by the second deadline for Brexit and the elections wanted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to break the parliamentary stalemate. Adjusted for inflation, wages have risen above the pre-crisis peak reached in 2008 . Wages are up 3.2% year on year (from 2.9%) and wages including bonuses have slowed to 2.9% from 3.2%, the slowest since 2018, but nevertheless it is highest wage increase in Europe. (the North)

  58. U.S.—According to sources, your wife can’t recall where she put her car keys but still remembers the dumb thing you said to her over 12 years ago.

    “Ugh — where are those keys?” she asked of the car keys she set down on the counter not five minutes before. “Did somebody move them? You moved them, didn’t you?”
    When you insisted that you didn’t move them, she was reminded of something mean you said over a decade ago.
    “You’re wrong. Remember when you were wrong about the thing that time?”
    She then proceeded to quote the exact phrase, what the weather was like, what time of day it was, where you were standing, and what the Dow was at exactly that moment.
    “But honestly, where the heck are my keys?”
    She also couldn’t find her sunglasses, though they were on her forehead.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      👍👍👍👍

    • In my experience, anyone of the male variety cannot find anything at home,, specifically at home. You can tell them it is in the bedroom dresser, in the top drawer, on the left. They will go to said dresser, and then they will say, it isn’t there. So I go and open the drawer and hand it to them, to the words, “oh, I didn’t see it”.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        To save money, I always did the laundry while married and during the follow up relationship. That is because they could ruin clothes so fast. In the 1st we had separate dressers and closets so her stuff got put away by herself. In the 2nd, her stuff got folded and hung up, but stayed in the laundry room until she put her stuff away at her house or in her suitcase. Depended on whose house we were at.

      • Guess I am fortunate to be married to a man who is the exception to that rule 😊

        Murf

    • Yes! Deep state if nothing else. Makes ‘snitches get stiches’ sound like child’s play. It’s why we can’t get to the truth of anything.

    • I can’t imagine it to be anything else. And unlike the Epstein death, I’m seeing very little coverage…seems to be barely making a ripple in the news. Why is everyone, and not just the MSM, moving past this story so quickly?

      Murf

    • I just searched the local Placerville paper and the Sac Bee. Nothing.

      I am sure if the NSC/CIA WB came up dead it would be 5″ headlines.

  59. The Dread Pirate Mathius says:

    Y’AARGH!

    • thelonestarconnection says:

      Good morning, you old Pirate……back among the living? Did you kidnap the Churro man again?

      • The Dread Pirate Mathius says:

        That old bastard is like a leprechaun. Just too quick. And if ye do manage to get too close, he’ll toss a handful of cinnamon and sugar into yer good eye and vanish like a fart in the wind, leaving behind only those scorched eldritch runes in the earth.

  60. Bernie is winning and the Crat establishment is in panic mode. This is some fun stuff to watch. Long way to go.

    Trump keeps winning the Crat debates, despite not even being there. The have a really big problem coming there way.

    Nice day today, high of 50, then back to normal, rain, then a cold spell. A welcome mild winter.

    So the Russians are helping Bernie now? Geez, the Crats have now hit the ridiculous button.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Guess your gonna have one huge deer crop next year! Here in Northern NJ, I have never seen as many squirrels. The ground is still full of acorns from last yars bumper crop. The little buggers trying to get into my attic sneer at my poison.

      • Wildlife will do very well and the farmers are already concerned.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Where I lived in New Bern the area was originally pecan and black walnut trees. All along the road the Feds planted oak trees just after the civil war. They built the 1st macadam road in town leading to the National Cemetery where the Union dead were buried from the campaigns in North and South Carolina.

        The squirrel were so prolific and destructive. The hawks and birds of prey could not keep up. I had two big oaks along the front. Let the squirrels have the acorns. I had one black walnut tree the squirrels didn’t touch it. But the 6 huge 200 year old pecan trees which every year had a bumper crop of nuts, I NEVER GOT ONE USABLE NUT. The squirrels would chew the nuts as they were ripening. Oops still to green go to the next they’d rot on the tree.

        The neighborhood watch got was a retired Marine sniper. He didn’t have a squirrel problem. Hed reload a 22 short round with just enough powder. To kill his squirrels but the spent round never would leave the squirrel and if it did wouldn’t leave the yard. Plus he had a silencer .

        But deer, beaver, bears, fox racoons getting slaughtered on the highway is a real problem by me. I’ll hate to see it when they expand the hwy to a freeway over the next two years and up the speed to 70 mph.

  61. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I see that Trump has intervened in California’s water redistribution activity. AG of California says Trump broke the LAW. U look at it thus way. Much of California’s water comes from other States. Absolutely can be regulated by the Feds. Besides the total mishandling of the drought and implantation of restriction not for 4 years.

    A friend is a real estate agent in the San Fernando Valley. She posted a photo of a house she just sold. A Cracker Jack house, old like 50’s 60’s. Entry level house like Levittown in NY. Sold $455,000. A house like that here NEW would be <$140,000 with a lot and PLENTY of water….insane

    • Just A Citizen says:

      You will come to regret the day you asserted Federal power over water just because it travels between States.

      • The Dread Pirate Mathius says:

        Federal power over water just because it travels between States.

        What’s that smell? Do you smell that? It smells like total bullshit.

        I travel between states, too. Does that mean that the “federal government” should have power over me?

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Well, we all know what happens if G– forbid you have a puddle on your property which lasts a month. Instant wetland!

        • And the new problem we had with the ranch….if a stream or a spring flows greater than one foot per minute….it is navigable. Navigable does not mean how wide or deep….it means water flow.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            The one thing that the Feds di try and do is insure that a city state or province doesn’t strip the water off and screw those downstream. In CA they stripped si much water off the Colorado River it never reached the Gulf of California. The area south of the border in Mexico aas just like the Imperial Valley. Rich farming and agriculture.

            To the Colonels point the redefinition of navigable water by Obama was nothing but a grab to control all water. I hope our got resolved since he left office.

            The cities in CA are extremely wasteful with their most precious asset WATER.

          • if a stream or a spring flows greater than one foot per minute….it is navigable.

            Seems reasonable to me.

            • The Dread Pirate Mathius says:

              You wouldn’t know how to navigate your way out of a paper bag!

              • Just A Citizen says:

                No kidding. One foot per minute is about the rate of his waste discharge. Let’s see him navigate that flow.

              • thelonestarconnection says:

                He does know how to navigate his way towards a CHURRO….Word has it that he gained 150 pounds on Churros alone….it is just a rumor, mind you.

  62. SAN FRANCISCO, CA—A newly available home in San Francisco has been listed for $1.5 million. The house is said to be a “spacious, open-concept turnkey home for the budget-minded.”

    While the home is constructed of cardboard that is soaked in mud, alcohol, and possibly fecal matter and full of used syringes covered in old drugs and blood—which are also stabbed into the box at random as if a previous owner was using their used heroin needles to play darts or something—realtors are calling the house a “great location! A real fixer-upper!” in recently placed advertisements.
    “It may not seem like much for 1.5 mil, but a lot of people aren’t used to San Fransisco prices,” explained Karen Laskey of Coldwell Realtors. “Out here people kill for a home like this.”
    Lasky says prices are only rising and any interested buyers should dive head-first into this box of contaminated old needles. “You can’t go wrong with a deal like this. This style of home has been popular in San Fran for a long time and will only become more sought after over time. People get addicted.”

  63. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    The left lies so well. On Saturday, Bob Moser wrote in teh “Washington Post” how Rush Limbaugh “poked fun” at Mayor Pete for his penchant of giving a kiss to his husband after a debate.

    Funny, I heard the original broadcast and re-read the transcript. What Rush did was ask, “Is America really ready for a President who kisses his husband after a debate”.

    Subsequently the rest of the media picked up Moser’s false interpretation of the comment. So, this is HOW you get labeled a “bigot” for merely asking a question which frankly is relevant.

    The other possibility is that Mr. Moser is either lazy or stupid but I’d bet on lying.

  64. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Headline today in our State paper. Big concerns about the new expensive voting machines and programs being installed across the State after the Russian Interference during the 2016 election.

    Wasnt it found that besides FB and Twitter ads placed by some Russians Mueller found no evidence of any actual votes being changed by hackers.

    Any vote tampering was home grown. More votes than voters registered. Boxes showing up weeks later all for Hillary. Just observe the debacle in Iowa and other areas

    I predict an absolute cluster f*** in November. Especially in States that are automatically registering people to vote even if they are not a citizen when getting a DL license.

    I’m still for a purple thumb

    • Wasnt it found that besides FB and Twitter ads placed by some Russians Mueller found no evidence of any actual votes being changed by hackers.

      Whether the Russians did or did not hack electronic voting machines in 2016 is irrelevant.

      The problem is that (A) it’s reasonable to assume they would be willing to do so and (B) electronic voting machines are a TERRIBLE idea for all the reasons I’m sure you’re well aware of.

      I’m sure the Chinese and the French (those bastards) would be more than happy to hack our election given half a chance. And, if they won’t, I will.

      Boxes showing up weeks later all for Hillary

      Support this claim, please.

      I predict an absolute cluster f*** in November

      I agree!

      Especially in States that are automatically registering people to vote even if they are not a citizen when getting a DL license.

      Uh huh.

      Whatever you say.

      I’m still for a purple thumb

      No objection here.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Try California on registering and not validatingcitizenship. The state ADMITTED it in court.

        Detroit during recounts. In 2016. Finally the recounts were dropped. But the classic is Al Frankens election to the Senate. 3-4 recounts and the number was consistent of 400 or so votes to theincumbent. The judge allowed one more recount. And miracle if miracle a box if ballots showed up with enough to make up the difference and 100% were for Franken. ..

        Tell me again how many registered voters were stripped from LA County rolls. 1.2 million.

  65. Dale A Albrecht says:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value-added_tax

    Marx maintained that only those members of society who contribute to the actual production of commodities create value, those who merely carry on the process of circulation including supervision of labor DO NOT add value. Means of production such as machinery, mineral deposits, raw materials etc have nothing but stored up value, value already produced or potential value before labor is applied. Marx goes in to say that labor alone is entitled to the full value produced.

    What does that say for our “Service” economy when it was deemed that manufacturing was for dolts and passe.

  66. Dale A Albrecht says:
  67. Just A Citizen says:
  68. thelonestarconnection says:

    Fear driving this virus….road blocks being set up in countries…borders closing…everyone headed towards their caves…….South Korea is losing people to the virus, Japan, China………………………………..But thank goodness that North Korea is thriving…They have NO REPORTED virus cases at all and no deaths……

    Bang!…another virus eliminated.

  69. Just A Citizen says:

    Thought for the afternoon. This one popped in my head yesterday while trying to overcome the effects of cold medication. Too much cough syrup.

    The “Hippie Movement” of the 60’s and the general focus of the “youth” of that time, was for MORE LIBERTY. Even those of us not steeped in the drug and drop out culture, were standing up for more civil rights among Blacks and Women. A cleaner environment where we could drink and swim in the river without getting burns or catching on fire. We wanted the Govt. to stop sending us off to fight wars in places that seemed to have no connection to our national security. This last one was not as widely held because even in my generation the understanding of national security varied.

    Somewhere in the late 60’s, as the anti-war faction seemed to take over the focus the movement was used to fill the Democratic Party with Socialists and neo-Communists. The young went from wanting more liberty to carrying out the Marxist dogma. This is about when, as even Rush Limbaugh noted, that the “left”, as in “socialists” hijacked the title of “Liberal”.

    This is when Liberty was changed to mean servitude by Govt. dictate. Factions developed quickly, especially when the left’s darling got his butt kicked by Nixon.

    • The Dread Pirate Mathius says:

      The “Hippie Movement” of the 60’s and the general focus of the “youth” of that time, was for MORE LIBERTY. Even those of us not steeped in the drug and drop out culture, were standing up for more civil rights among Blacks and Women.

      The “left” still wants drugs and sexual liberty. It is the American “right” which criminalizes private behaviors of the former type and only recently failed at its efforts to legislate the later. Well, mostly failed, they’ve still got a bit more to lose.

      “Sodomy” was a “crime” in Texas until 2003 – and even then was only legally permitted because the “wizards in robes” in the Supreme Court stepped in. It wasn’t until 2015 (on Mathius’ birthday, by the way), that two gay men (or were women) were allowed to marry each other is many states. The American “right” – the so called “conservatives” and the “Republicans” fought tooth and nail to stop that. To force their norms on private citizens who posed no threat to themselves. And once again, they only lost because the wizards stepped in and overrode them.

      The Mormons, only now, are getting around to remembering that they like polygamy. I wish them well, but in no way shape or form would I EVER take more than one wife… holy, hell, why would anyone do that to themselves?

      And, meanwhile, it’s still illegal to buy or sell sexual services nearly anywhere within the great FREEDOM LOVING America. What right do “you” have to control the genitalia of another person? To interject yourself into their private interaction which doesn’t involve you? The “left” gets this. It’s the “right” which wants to enslave them.

      Trans rights are still highly problematic, too, to put it mildly.

      Sure, the “left” wants slavery in some aspects. Surely they do. And they are damned for it. But in other aspects, THEY, not YOU, are the freedom fighters.

      But the “right” wants slavery in other aspects just as surely. They seek to control other people’s bodies because it offends their sensibilities or because they perceive some kind of general vague threat. And they do so under the guise of loving freedom, of seeking liberty.

      At least the left wears their miserable ideology on their sleeve.

      To hell with the lot of ’em!

      ::sails off into the sunset::


      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Gonna use an old Lincoln quote here Matt. He used it when people complained that he locked up the entire Maryland Legislature to prevent them voting secession and suspended habeas corpus…..”the Bill of Rights is NOT a suicide Pact”.

        I always thought these “stupid” rules had more to preserving the viability of a civilized state than anything else.

        You folks who believe in the libertarian view of drugs which I have wrestled with, are wrong simply because there is NO end to the creativity of the dark side. Fentanyl. for example and if you do something about that there will be another designer alternative. I NEVER in my wildest dreams in my most fevered libertarian moments back in the ’60’s imagined 70,000 drug deaths (that we know about) in a year! More than all the combat deaths in WW 1, Korea and Viet-nam. In five years more than all teh combat deaths for WW 2.

        What we really do need, if anyone really gave a shit is a vaccination which would make anyone taking drugs violently ill. There is however way too much drug money in politics, it cannot possibly be any other way.

      • thelonestarconnection says:

        “The Pirate needs to sail off into the sunset and re–group. He needs to recharge his batteries. The Colonel is sending out a raptor squad to locate him and help “get his mind right”. Too many Churros can have an intoxicating effect.

        Sir Pirate, you are falling into the “left” trap. You blame the right for these laws and “intolerances”…..Now, you were probably not even a thought back in the 60’s….I happen to be in college during the 60’s and the “Hippie” movement was not at all about “anti-war and burning buildings”….

        You must remember, sir, that many times the so called “left” was in charge…complete charge with the White House and Congress……..never once, have I seen the left, while in charge, ever vote to change the laws. They are still there…..and will still be there. Even Bernie Sanders, if he gets in charge with a totally left Congress, will not change the intolerance…it will just get worse.

        Wait….maybe you do have a good idea to sail off into the sunset.

        • The Dread Pirate Mathius says:

          The Colonel is sending out a raptor squad to locate him and help “get his mind right”.

          I would advise against this, if you value your raptors.

          Sir Pirate, you are falling into the “left” trap. You blame the right for these laws and “intolerances” […] You must remember, sir, that many times the so called “left” was in charge…complete charge with the White House and Congress……..never once, have I seen the left, while in charge, ever vote to change the laws.

          Perhaps this is just as you do not see the “right” balance the budget when they had the chance? Or to repeal Obamacare lock, stock, and barrel? Or “restore liberty” in any fashion? Etc?

          The critters in Congress are cowards who are loathe to affect any change or cast any vote which might come back to haunt them. This applies to the whole pathetic lot.

          Yet the fact remains undeniable that the “American Right” are the ones who, more so than the “American Left,” seek to control private citizens’ bodies in terms of sex and drugs*.

          The “left” surely has their failings – as we all know – but on this point, The People of the left (as distinct from their sniveling representatives) seek liberty while the “right” seeks slavery and government dominion over private bodies and private deeds.

          On THIS point, the right are the statists while the left are Pirates.

          *I presume the right would also like to restrict Rock ‘n’ Roll for the trifecta, but I have no evidence to support this.

          Now, you were probably not even a thought back in the 60’s….

          I was ancient when the seas were newly formed. When the first drops of rain condensed from the boiling skies of the primeval Earth and fell upon the barren stone. When the first drops congregated into rivulets and capillaries, the Hammer, a Spanish Galleon, sprung forth, fully formed, and fully armed, to ride the feeble current in absolute freedom, with yours truly manning the helm.

          Aye this was before I gave my eye and my leg to the elder gods in exchange for… well, never ye mind all that.

  70. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Sanders is a fossil.

  71. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I’d like to have seen Obama or Bernie fill a cricket stadium in India as Trump just did.

    CNN just snarkily commented about how he got his tongue tied around some Indian names..who the heck doesn’t

  72. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Two years old and even more relevant today.

    https://usefulstooges.com/tag/pol-pot/

  73. thelonestarconnection says:

    “We’ve become so obsessed with validating everybody. How did we not see this coming? This community has become so ridiculously intolerant, while preaching love, that for the first time in a decade, LGBT+ acceptance is down. Pretty powerful statement.

    “Anyone who goes against the grain and thinks for themselves is immediately outcast. That’s not a community that’s a hive mind cult… I no longer want to be associated with the ridiculously woke left.” Pretty good insight to the “hijacked” liberal thinking.

  74. thelonestarconnection says:

    To: Anyone who wishes to answer……………

    I am sure glad that in March, this Super Tuesday will finally be over…..

    Now, Bernie Sanders, is flooding the airwaves down here with…..”making billionaires” pay their fair share…so, I got to thinking……just what is a “fair share”? Not as it pertains to billionaires because singling them out is…well, Draconian, isn’t it? To single anyone out is supposed to be against the liberal and left line is it not? But that is another thread….

    So, what is a “fair share” as it pertains to everybody? What does fair share mean? And who gets to determine “fair share”?

    • There is nothing fair about theft.

      On the subject of commercials, Bloomberg is hitting it hard here, a 30 second spot, he talks a lot but doesn’t say a damn thing. Just a lot of blather used by politicians of the past.

    • The Dread Pirate Mathius says:

      So, what is a “fair share” as it pertains to everybody? What does fair share mean? And who gets to determine “fair share”?

      According to some idiot screaming nonsense from my brig, it’s: “From each according to his need, to each according to his abilities.”

      BLECH.. I need to go wash my hands after typing that bilge.

  75. FYI I’m going to put up a new thread this morning.

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